Aviation student at LETU wins $5k scholarship

Aviation student at LETU wins $5k scholarship
Cecilia Kim

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Cecilia Kim, an aviation student at LeTourneau University, has been selected to receive the American Airlines $5,000 scholarship. She will also be given an all-expense paid-trip to the Women in Aviation conference in Reno, Nevada to receive the reward.

In order to qualify for this achievement, Kim was required to be a member of WIA. She also had to submit an application that described how the scholarship would help her achieve her career goals in becoming a professional aviator.

She attended the the 2016 and 2017 WIA International conferences where she enhanced her knowledge in aviation and made contacts in the aviation industry. She was also a volunteer at the North Texas Chapter's Girls in Aviation Day event.

Kim, who was born in Korea but raised in Fiji, wants to be a role model for women of different cultures so that they also can pursue professional flight as a career.

"Cecilia has the motivation and skills to become a true aviation professional. She is dedicated, professional, intelligent, and has an excellent attitude and willingness to serve others," said LETU Director of Flight Operations Laura Laster.

The Women in Aviation conference is set begin on March 22. Over 4,500 individuals are expected to be in attendance.